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in response to reader comment: War, deceit, lies,kufr,killings, murders, punishment, virgins, hellfire, fighting, jihad, these are all from Allah.

Submitted by Sid (Pakistan), Jan 14, 2008 at 12:11

You are simply trying anything to prove Islam and his Prophet Mohamed (PBUH) are bad. Unfortunately, you did not convince me!

And may I ask, on what basis did you come to such ridiculous conclusion that Islam is solely responsible for the sufferings of mankind? Now I understand that a ... mind like yours cannot grasp the idea that it is the MANKIND not the RELIGION that should be blamed.

Let me ask you this, who assassinated the Russian tsar in 1881? A Muslim? No !

Between 1889 and 1909 over 1700 African-Americans were lynched in the

United States by whom? Muslims? No!

Who launched suicide attacks in explosive laden aircraft on American?

Warships in 1945, sinking 40 ships? Muslims? NO!

Who blew up the King David Hotel in Jerusalem in 1946 killing 91 British?

soldiers as well as British, Jewish, and Arab civilians (the most deadly

terrorist act that has ever taken place in Palestine or Israel to this day)? Muslims? NO!!

Who set off a bomb in a Birmingham church in 1963 killing four young girls at Sunday school?

Muslims? NO!

Between 1969 and 1994 who killed over 3000 soldiers, police and civilians

in bombings and assassinations in Northern Ireland with the support of groups in the United States and Great Britain?

Muslims? No!

In 1982 who massacred over 800 Palestinians in refugee camps, mostly women and children?

Muslims? NO!

In 1995 who released nerve gas in the Tokyo subway killing 12 and injuring more than 5000?

Muslims? No!

Who assassinated Mahatma Gandhi in 1948 and two prime ministers of India?

Indira Gandhi in 1984 and Rajiv Gandhi in 1991?

Muslims? NO!

"Make Pakistan a model country in the world then people will embrace Islam open heartedly and your Allah can rule the whole world. After all Pakistan is created out of India to make a very pure Islamic nation envisaged by your Prophet."

Why should Pakistan be made a model Islamic country to prove anything? Sure the idea was exactly that, perceived by the FOUNDER not the Prophet (PBUH)!! But so is india, which is supposed to be a secular country, but is it?

Everyone knows that india is the biggest state sponsored terrorist state, committing terrorism in many neighboring countries and hindus are killing more that any other religion, including Islam.
Many U.S. law makers have passed resolutions demanding immediate stop to genocide of kashmiri
people.
The occupying hindu army of india continue to carry out arbitrary detention, summary executions, custodial killings, extrajudicial executions, enforced disappearances, rape, sexual exploitation, torture and fake encounters in Kashmir.

Since October 1989, the 700,000 strong Indian forces have killed hundreds of thousand Kashmiris to silence the people's demand for freedom, justice and respect for human rights.
Whom are you befooling with your stupid concoctions?

All the major religions of the world have prescribed fighting, at sometime or the other, especially in self-defense or for fighting against oppression.

Mahabharata is an epic and sacred Scripture of the Hindus, which mainly deals with a fight between the cousins, the Pandavas and the Kauravas. In the battlefield Arjun prefers not to fight and be killed rather than having his conscience burdened with the killing of his relatives. At this moment, Krishna advises Arjun in the battlefield and this advice is contained in the Bhagvad Gita. There are several verses in the Bhagvad Gita where Krishna advises Arjun to fight and kill the enemies even though they are his relatives.

b. It is mentioned in The Bhagvad Gita Chapter 1 verse 43-46

(43) O Krishna, maintainer of the people, I have heard by disciplic succession that those who destroy family traditions dwell always in hell"

(44)"Alas, how strange it is that we are preparing ourselves to commit great sinful acts, driven by the desire to enjoy royal happiness."

(45) I would consider better for the sons of Dhritarashtra to kill me unarmed and unresisting rather than fight with them.

(46)"Arjuna, having thus spoken, cast aside his bow and arrow, and sat down on the chariot, his mind, overwhelmed with grief".

c. Krishna further replies in Bhagvad Gita Chapter 2 Verse 2, 3

2."My dear Arjuna, how have these impurities come upon you? They are not at all befitting a man who knows the progressive values of life. They lead not to higher planets but to infamy.

2."O son of Partha, do not yield to this degrading impotence. It does not become you. Give up such petty weakness of heart and arise, O chastiser of the enemy!"

When Arjuna prefers to be killed unarmed and unresisting rather than fight and kill his cousins Kauravas, Krishna replies to Arjun by saying how this impure thought has come to you which prevents you from entering heaven. Give up this degrading Impotence and weakness of heart and arise, O defeater of enemy.

d. Krishna further says in Bhagvad Gita Chapter 2 verse 31-33

31."Considering your specific duty as a Kshatriya, you should know that there is no better engagement for you than fighting on religious principles, so there is no need for hesitation."

32."O Partha, happy are the Kshatriya to whom such fighting opportunities come unsought, opening for them the door of the heavenly planets".

33."If however, you do not fight this religious war, then you will certainly incur sin, for neglecting your duties, and thus loose your reputation as a fighter".

e. There are hundreds of verses in the Bhagvad Gita alone, which encourages fighting and killing.

Imagine if someone were to say that the Bhagvad Gita encourages the killing of the family members to attain paradise, without quoting the context – such a deliberate attempt will be devilish. But within the context if I say that for truth and justice fighting against the evil is compulsory, even if it be against your relatives, it makes sense.

Are you still foolish enough to believe that a religion is responsible for the violence in the world? I hope you're not THAT bigoted!

Stop swallowing this 'fear and panic' BS that is pumped into every news channel and try to build a bridge! There's something like a billion Muslims in the world. They can't all be bad can they? There'd be a hell of a lot more terrorism in the world if they were!!!!

Understanding is the ONLY way to lasting peace!



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